The patient service desk at Nu Med, a medical marijuana dispensary that opened in Urbana in 2016.

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News Local/State - January 08, 2018

CUPHD To Offer Free Assistance With Medical Cannabis Applications

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District is getting ready to offer help filling out applications for medical cannabis. That's because people are getting ripped off, according to Public Health administrator Julie Pryde.

Customer buying book Fire and Fury

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News Local/State - January 06, 2018

The New Year Rings In With ‘Fire And Fury.’ It Might Mean A Consequential 2018

So, 2018 picked up where 2017 left off with eye-popping palace intrigue mixed with the widening net of the Department of Justice's Russia investigation. The week's highlights included tabloidlike, tell-all details from the new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House with explosive on-the-record and blind quotes from White House insiders. 

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The 21st Show - January 05, 2018

t; New Illinois Laws; Golden Globes Preview

On the 21st: With more people in the U.S. in need of effective and affordable drug addiction treatment, what are the most important things you should know when looking for a provider? Plus, we round up some of the new state laws that took effect this week, and preview this Sunday's Golden Globes.

Cunningham Township building, Urbana IL

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News Local/State - January 05, 2018

New Township Assessor In Urbana Backs Off From Controversial Hire

Wayne Williams, the new township assessor in Urbana, says that Joe Meents, the controversial deputy he hired this week will leave by the end of the month. Williams says a new committee will now oversee his office’s hiring process --- and that two longtime employees he fired this week will be welcome to re-apply.

Champaign County seal, displayed in the Champaign County Boardroom.

Jim Meadows/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State - January 04, 2018

Estate Sues Champaign County Nursing Home

The family of a Champaign County Nursing Home resident found dead on the nursing home grounds on a hot summer day is suing the facility. 

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